Aaron Paul: Vince Gilligan Emmy Win Would Be 'Highlight of My Life' (Video)

9:00 AM PST 09/18/2013 by THR staff

"He's the kindest human being with such a messed-up mind," Paul says of his "Breaking Bad" showrunner, who has never taken home a statuette.

Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul is once again an Emmy nominee this year, but his deepest wish is for creator Vince Gilligan to nab his first statuette with a best drama series win for the AMC hit. (The Breaking Bad creator has never taken home a statuette.)

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"He's the kindest human being with such a messed-up mind," Paul says with a laugh. "To look at him just struggling to keep his emotions in would be truly one of the highlights of my life. I hope we're all able to experience that."

Paul, 34, is the youngest two-time drama actor winner -- supporting or lead -- in Emmy history.

"I'm honestly still on a cloud from being nominated the first year," Paul says of his first nomination in 2009, the morning of which he did publicity calls at co-star Bryan Cranston's home. He won the best supporting drama actor award in 2010 and again in 2012, when he defeated Breaking Bad co-star Giancarlo Esposito.

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"The goal in this business is to get a job. And then you want to do a job that you're proud of. And that's very hard. And then on top of that, do a job that other people like. Breaking Bad has just taken it to such a different level," Paul says.

He knows it'll be tough to top Breaking Bad.

"For me it's all downhill from here -- and it's not a bad thing. I know how fortunate I am to be a part of Breaking Bad. I know it's a once-in-a-lifetime thing. I'm just happy it happened."

Paul is one of the many Emmy icons who posed for the Sept. 27 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. See them all here.

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